Thought-provoking keynotes, interviews and panels, presented virtually.

A taste of Cannes, sans the French Rosé.

Sessions all week: 22-26 June 2020

With this year’s Cannes Lions Festival cancelled, we wanted to make sure the industry’s top Aussie and Kiwi creatives, marketers and media strategists can still experience the magic and inspiration they would have received at the Festival.

Sadly, we can’t transport you to the French Riviera or replicate the feeling of bumping into the world’s greatest creatives along La Croisette. We can, however, bring some of the industry’s best and brightest straight into your living rooms to inspire, motivate, and showcase amazing global creativity.

Speakers

Inspiring international and local speakers.

Sir Martin Sorrell

Executive Chairman, S4 Capital

 Session: The next normal
Time: Monday 22 June – 5pm AEST

Sherilyn Shackell

Founder & Global CEO The Marketing Academy

Session: From CMOs to CEO
Time: Wednesday 24 June – 12pm AEST

David Droga

Founder & Creative Chairman, Droga5

Session: In-conversation with David Droga
Time: Friday 26 June – 9am AEST

Fernando Machado

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King

Session: Burger King’s meteoric rise! How Whoppers, data & tech make for a tasty combo.
Time: Tuesday 23 June – 9am AEST

Pia Chaudhuri

Group Creative Director, BMF

 Session: The brand is back!
Time: Wednesday 24 June – 10am AEST

Carmela Soares

Creative Strategist, Facebook

 Session: The brand is back!
Time: Wednesday 24 June – 10am AEST

Tara Ford

Chief Creative Officer, DDB Sydney and Board Member, Communications Council Australia

Session: The brand is back!
Time: Wednesday 24 June – 10am AEST

Nic Lobo

Account Management & Customer Lead, Cannes Lions

Session: How to win a Lion
Time: Tuesday 23 June – 2pm AEST

Tam Al-Saad

Head of Growth, Web Profits

Session: Agile marketing: Driving growth in an age of uncertainty
Time: Tuesday 23 June – 12pm AEST

Tea Uglow

Independent Creative Director, Google Creative Lab

Session: More Than A Brand?
Time: Thursday 25 June – 12pm AEST

Andre Ash

Director, Colour Andre

Session: Innovation-Led Design for Problem Solving
Time: Thursday 25 June – 2pm AEST

Rachael Powell

Chief Customer Officer, Xero

Session: From CMOs to CEO
Time: Wednesday 24 June – 12pm AEST

Jenni Dill

Chief Marketing Officer, Arnott’s and Board Member, AANA

Session: From CMOs to CEO
Time: Wednesday 24 June – 12pm AEST

More speakers

to be

announced

Session Schedule

Register below to attend any or all sessions. Streaming time doesn’t suit? No worries, all sessions will be made available on-demand post event.

Monday 22 June – 5pm AEST

The next normal

Sponsored by: 

In-conversation live session featuring Sir Martin Sorrell and B&T’s David Hovenden.

Sir Martin Sorrell

Executive Chairman, S4 Capital

David Hovenden

Editor-in-Chief, B&T and CEO, The Misfits Media

Tuesday 23 June – 9am AEST

Burger King’s meteoric rise! How Whoppers, data & tech make for a tasty combo.

Burger King is undoubtedly the most daring brand on the planet at the moment, loved by Cannes judges and burger fans the world over. We’ll chat to the marketeer responsible for it all, global CMO Fernando Machado, on all things tech, creativity, data and why he hates ads that look like ads and why playing it safe ultimately proves costly in the end.​​​​​​​

Fernando Machado

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King

Tuesday 23 June – 12pm AEST

Agile marketing: Driving growth in an age of uncertainty

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As our “new normal” starts to take shape, businesses are still faced with a high level of uncertainty. This begs the question: How can marketers build effective strategies when so much remains unknown? In this session, we’ll be sharing a proven approach to marketing that drives growth while remaining adaptable to changes in the market.

Tam Al-Saad

Head of Growth, Web Profits

Tuesday 23 June – 2pm AEST

How to win a Lion

Discover what it takes to win a Lion with examples from previous years’ festivals including advice from jurors, for entrants (new or experienced).

Nic Lobo

Account Management & Customer Lead, Cannes Lions

Wednesday 24 June – 10am AEST

Creative panel – The brand is back!

Featuring Australia’s leading creatives, this panel will look into how creativity can be used to build a healthy, long-term brand rather than focusing on short-termism, click-rates, and impressions. The panel will be discussing why emotional connections and brand assets are vital to building a long-term relationship with consumers, which can ultimately help brands stay relevant and top of mind in the long-run.

Pia Chaudhuri

Group Creative Director, BMF

Carmela Soares

Creative Strategist, Facebook

Tara Ford

Chief Creative Officer, DDB Sydney

Moderator: Ally Burnie

Reporter, B&T

Wednesday 24 June – 12pm AEST

From CMOs to CEO

Sponsored by:  

Panel discussion.

Sherilyn Shackell

Founder & Global CEO The Marketing Academy

Rachael Powell

Chief Customer Officer, Xero

Jenni Dill

Chief Marketing Officer, Arnott’s and Board Member, AANA

Thursday 25 June – 12pm AEST

More Than A Brand?

From Nike’s Colin Kaepernick campaign to Gillette’s ‘We Believe’ work. In recent years, major brands have shown consumers they’re not afraid to involve themselves in complex social issues. But there’s a difference between saying and doing. In this session we discuss what it means to be a brand in 2020 and how we as consumers can hold brands accountable to live out their beliefs.

Live interview + audience Q&A.

Tea Uglow

Independent Creative Director, Google Creative Lab

Thursday 25 June – 2pm AEST

Innovation-Led Design for Problem Solving

Sponsored by: 

Trying to get clients to use interesting and innovative solutions is often like pulling teeth. Tried and tested methods always push in front of new ideas. Colour Andre’s founder will lead you through his methodology for solving problems through innovation. New thinking is the future and now more than ever is the time to find new solutions to age-old problems.

Andre Ash

Director, Colour Andre

Friday 26 June – 9am AEST

In-conversation with David Droga

Live session featuring David Droga and B&T’s David Hovenden.

David Droga

Founder & Creative Chairman, Droga5

More sessions to be announced.

Sponsors

CONTACT

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